I had only been in the Bay of Islands for a few days but I was eager to move on and explore parts of New Zealand I had not visited before. I had hoped to see Cape Reinga again before I left Northland but the weather was still cloudy and stormy so the long drive … Continue reading Bye, Bye, Bay of Islands
One of the many benefits of renting a car was the ability to wake up in the morning, drink some tea, and choose my own destiny. Or at least the day's destination. On this day I decided to explore a little farther afield from Paihia than I had done on previous trips. My main destination … Continue reading Bay of Islands Part 3: Kawakawa, Glow Worms, and more!
I love Paihia. When I was planning this trip I wanted to spend most of my time visiting new places but no way was I going to fly half-way around the world and not visit this little beach town in Northland, New Zealand. I work in a windowless, soul sucking cubicle and I was hell … Continue reading Bay of Islands Part 2: Paihia to Opua
I was excited to really start my visit to New Zealand. I had arrived at the Auckland airport two days earlier at 5:00 am and was picked up by my poor sleep deprived cousin. After a day of recovery with him, I took the bus to Warkworth where another cousin collected me, and I visited … Continue reading Bay of Islands Part 1: Getting There